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# 5602. A pair of American Portraits on panel. The gentleman portrait is of Henry Harris Tuckerman. Born 28 Sept. 1783 in Boston Mass and died 10 Dec. 1860 in Cambridge Mass. He was the son of Edward Francis Tuckerman and Elizabeth Harris. The companion portrait of the lady is his wire Ruth Lyman who was born about 1787 and died Sept. 7 1823 in Boston. Ruth and Henry had 5 children: Henry Theodore, Elizabeth, Lucy Keating and Charled Keating. Charles K. was the first Minister to Greece (1868-1872) and was born March 11, 1821 and died Feb. 28, 1986 in Florence Italy. On the reverse of the gentleman's portrait in pencil: "Portrait of Henry H. Tuckerman . . . " with a printed label on the back side: "Henry Theodore Tuckerman" (we presume that the sons name on the back of this portrait indicates ownership not subject identification) Sold with the companion portrait of his wife. Size: Frame is 28" x 33.5" and the board is 21.5" x 27". Condition: paint loss to both portraits. The frames were gilt originally and we probalby painted with gold paint "to freshen them up"! Circa 1820-30. Inquiries.

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